Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured that the government will support every possible cooperation for endorsement of science and technology in the country.
He was chairing a meeting held in Islamabad on Monday during which the Ministry of Science and Technology gave a detailed briefing to him about import substitution and technology based products which could be used to support the exports of the country.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary up to dated the Prime Minister that his ministry has identified two hundred and fifty two products including in chemicals, bio technology, textiles, base metals and plastic through which foreign exchange could be earned by enhancing their production and quality. In this regard, the ministry of science and technology is also formulating three, seven and ten year’s programs.
The Prime Minister was briefed about the future action plans for high tech industrial development. Prime Minister was informed that sectors of herbal, food and medicines will be given priority in the first phase. The Prime Minister was also briefed about the progress on Jhelum Industrial Biotechnology Park.
The Prime Minister appreciated the recommendations of the Minister for Science and Technology for increasing the technology based exports of the country.
The minister told the prime minister that the ministry had also retrieved 25 acres of land worth billion of rupees belonging to Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) in Lahore from a relative of a political figure.